Geraldine Funeral Services
186 Talbot Street
Geraldine, Canterbury
HORGAN, Noel Augustine:
Peacefully on 23 November 2021, aged 95 years, with family in Geraldine, the community in which he has belonged for so many years. Adored husband of his late wife, Fairlie. Loved dad and father-in-law of Karen and David Lay, Sue and Bob Gillespie, Christina and Mike Willcox. Treasured grandfather of Letitia and Kirsten, Ruth, Sarah and Jo, Sam and Jessie, and also his many great and great-great-grandchildren. Loved brother and respected uncle. To Jo and the wonderful staff of Geraldine Retirement Village, our deeply felt gratitude for your care of Noel.
Requiescat In Pace.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Alzheimer's NZ is appreciated. or in the donation box in the foyer. Recitation of the Rosary on Thursday, 25 November in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Geraldine. Requiem Mass for Noel's life will be celebrated on Friday, 26 November, followed by interment at Geraldine Cemetery. We warmly invite you, but due to Covid-19 restrictions on numbers, please register your attendance or request the livestream link for the mass by emailing
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Published by Manawatu Standard on Nov. 26, 2021.
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Church of the Immaculate Conception
Geraldine, Canterbury
Requiem Mass
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Geraldine, Canterbury
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So sad for the family, Uncle Noel was a kind gentle man ....... much like my father his older brother Raymond (Ray) . I have very fond memories of Uncle Noel and Aunty Fairlie coming to our place not long after they were married..... Aunty Fairlie had a lovely flower pattern dress on and really high heels. A lovely memory to have. May God Bless them both and all the family.
Raewyn Engebretsen (Horgan)
January 2, 2022
Thinking of you all as you celebrate your father´s remarkable life
Nicki & Larry Williams
November 28, 2021
It is the end of an era for Noel's Standard 2 class of 1951 at Russell Street School in Palmerston North. The class stayed in touch with Noel after our reunion he attended in 2007. Noel told us he felt one of our class and we certainly felt he belonged with lots of the class having happy memories of Noel as a young charismatic teacher. It was a delight to stay in touch and have him show us some of the history of Geraldine when a number of us were passing through. We know, too, he enjoyed the occasional video of Russell Streeters' subsequent holiday trips together. I particularly enjoyed chatting and I know others kept in touch, too. He was a treasure. Some of our class will be quite choked up at news of his passing.
Guy Broadley
November 26, 2021
Dear Horgan family- I read the notice of Noel's passing. I am pretty sure he was the Mr.Horgan who taught me at Bulls school, way back when. He was so great to us all and especially encouraging in the sports field. I also played tennis and badminton ?him. I would see the family at Mass at St.Marys Bulls, He was one of the many 'great' teachers we had. May you all have wonderful memories - I am sure you will'
Johanne Brown (nee Young)
November 25, 2021
Dear Noel I will miss the great times we shared over a cup pf tea at our place and your place. The many times we shared our help to each other of our genealogy and computer problems. You are now re-united with your dearly loved Fairlie. Rest in peace Noel and you and your family will be in our thoughts and memories. Doreen Hudson 453 Pages Road 4RD Timaru
Doreen Hudson
November 25, 2021
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